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Golf course proposals under review

02/22/2018
The county may soon bring golf back to the San Geronimo golf course, which has been open to the public but closed for the sport since last month. Next week, the parks department will interview three potential candidates from across the country that have submitted proposals to operate the course...

County hashes out its green building code

02/22/2018
The Marin County Board of Supervisors pushed its staff last week to adopt more ambitious requirements for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new multi-family homes and commercial projects, a sticking point that temporarily delayed an update to the county’s green building requirements. In a proposal that would boost standards for...

Two sets of water quality tests point to human waste

02/22/2018
Water quality tests commissioned by the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group have largely confirmed the county’s continued findings that human waste makes its way into San Geronimo and Woodacre Creeks. Yet the planning group, which has long questioned the need for a large-scale solution to the contamination problem, continues to...

Three seats opening at Shoreline

02/22/2018
Three seats on the Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees are up for election this November, and the district is beginning to host informational nights to encourage community members to put their name into the hat. The sprawling district designates board seats to three different geographic areas. Two seats...

Bolinas land trust and school discussing potential for onsite teacher housing

02/22/2018
The Bolinas Community Land Trust has begun a conversation with the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District about collaborating to create affordable housing for district staff. “The need has grown tenfold,” said Arianne Dar, the land trust’s executive director who presented the idea to trustees last Tuesday. “When I came [to Bolinas]...

Novato man accused of hitting bicyclists will stand trial

02/22/2018
A Marin Superior Court judge last week ordered the 21-year-old Novato man who hit four cyclists on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road last October to stand trial on all counts. The court will hear the driver Aaron Paff’s arraignment for four felony counts of hit-and-run on March 13. The cyclists, participating in...

Bolinas, stitched together in a quilt, up for grabs in land trust raffle

02/22/2018
Nineteen Bolinas residents stitched together a community quilt featuring 20 square panels that celebrate buildings scattered throughout the village—including the Gibson House, the Gospel Flat farm stand, Ananda Brady’s red gypsy wagon and the free box—as a fundraiser for the Bolinas Community Land Trust. The quilt is on display at...

Short-term rentals may soon require outdoor signs

02/15/2018
How many Airbnbs are in the neighborhood, and who is operating them? With a one-year pilot program that the Board of Supervisors will likely approve next month, all operators of short-term rentals would have to post a sign outside their properties. The signs, which must be placed in front of...

Three arrested in Toby’s Feed Barn break-in

02/15/2018
Three burglars from Sonoma County were arrested early Friday morning after they pried into Toby’s Feed Barn and began snatching up cash and two registers. A nearby local sleeping in the park across Mesa Road heard the sound of a window crashing and called the sheriff’s office. A deputy arrived...

Rachelle Winterbourne, Stinson Beach stylist, dies at 72

02/15/2018
Rachelle Winterbourne, a language autodidact who once fought Starbucks to keep the name of her hair salon and was known in Stinson Beach for her gatherings, Christmas decorations and love of the color purple, died on Jan. 18. She was 72 years old. Since moving to Bolinas in the ‘70s,...

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